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Black Screen When I am trying to video all I see is a black screen, I tried cleaning my lens and it does not work. I really would like to video for Christmas

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  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    I have the same problem. It was working fine about two months ago. We went to use it Christmas morning and the screen was black when we tried recording.

  • cjr61604 Dec 26, 2007

    I try recording just to see if it records and it films the sound but just a blank black screen and it is not allowing me to film the images.

  • DarkDynamite Dec 29, 2007

    I have the same exact problem. I can see playback fine and everything but just a black screen when I go to record and when i playback what i recorded its just sound with black screen.

  • carynk Dec 29, 2007

    I am having the same exact problem, I can hear the sound but the screen is black in the camera mode only, playback works fine. I used the camera last in Aug. and broke out Dec. and it did not work.

  • FM922 Jan 25, 2008

    Exact same problem -playback is ok. Black screen (with date stamp) on lcd and viewfindr.

  • resko Mar 22, 2008

    ZR 60 black screen when trying to record ,only had about fifty hours of use ,

    Please explain the problem ,if Canon does not help out i won't do business with them again ,it is only three years old also

    Thank you

    Halifax NS

  • denajaed Mar 29, 2008

    same problem , just went to use it and black screen , you can watch the video with a perfect picture but you try to record and it is black help

  • joeschmos Apr 03, 2008

    Yes I am having the exact same problem with my ZR60. Whenever I go into camera mode, the screen only shows black. Tried to fix the problem but no luck.

    Will Canon really replace my camera?

    I'm kinda doubting it since this camera is a few years old and definitely not still under warranty. But if this is the case could someone let me know

    thank you

  • Anonymous May 13, 2008

    Sign me up. I am having the same problem. The thing has worked great for about 3 years.

  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    I have the same problem - it records sound but black screen.

  • SJPisc May 31, 2008

    I have the exact same problem here with the black screen when recording. You can only hear the sound. I have used the camera only 6 times.

  • Anonymous Jun 02, 2008

    black blank screen all the time

  • jlarner Jun 15, 2008

    I used my camera maybe 30 times and have horizontal pixel lines across screen and then no picture like the shutter is not making good contact, now I just get a blank screen shutter not engaged. Unit still plays back tapes ok but useless for recording video very disappointed no help from camera shops they say buy a new camera.



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Contact Canon they will fix this for free it is a recall !

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